Friday, March 24, 2017
East China School District
Position Details: 

The Board of Education of the East China School District is seeking a superintendent of schools for this progressive school district. This is a unique opportunity to lead a remarkable school district with a strong sense of community pride. The Board is seeking an innovative and proven leader in education and administration to fill this vacancy.

Located in Michigan’s southeastern lower peninsula in the eastern portion of St. Clair County, the East China School District is a special place to live, work, and play. The area provides a small town, family atmosphere with larger city amenities. The communities of Marine City and St. Clair offer charming downtowns with unique shopping, excellent restaurants, beautiful parks, and year-round recreational opportunities.

The East China School District leads the way in providing quality education opportunities and programs. From kindergarten through graduation, the East China School District successfully prepares students for post-secondary education and employment. Graduates of Marine City and St. Clair High Schools have consistently been accepted to the most competitive colleges and universities in Michigan and throughout the United States. This does not occur without a rigorous and aligned curriculum from elementary through middle and high school and highly qualified and caring teachers who seek to know their students as individuals and learners.

The District serves more than 4,200 students annually in its K-12 programs. Students attend classes in one of ten district buildings, including five elementary schools, two middle schools, two comprehensive high schools, and an alternative education high school. Early education services are provided through several early childhood and preschool programs including Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), Kids Connection, Little Explorers, and two GSRP preschool classes.

East China students excel in all areas including academics, arts, and athletics. Students’ standardized test performance meets or exceeds standards on state and national tests. The District’s fine arts program has a state of the art facility to showcase student drama productions, band and choir concerts, and art creations. The fine arts program is renowned throughout the state for producing award-winning performances. Mariner and Saints athletes have celebrated numerous state and athletic championships in a variety of sports. Please visit the district’s website at for additional details.


East China School District Board of Education

James Biewer, President                                                                     Pat Biebuyck, Trustee

Jeanne Frank, Vice-President                                                              Lynn Griffor, Trustee

Amy Murphy, Secretary                                                                      Michael Malane, Trustee

Todd Distelrath, Treasurer


Selection Criteria

  • Previous experience as a School Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent is requested but not required
  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree with K-12 teaching experience
  • Successful experience in contract negotiations, budget development and financial management
  • Ability to lead and facilitate capital improvement efforts
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing to a wide variety of audiences
  • Collaborative leader who is visible and accessible to staff and community
  • The Board may make exceptions to this profile, process and/or timeline to ensure selection of the best possible candidate.
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